Have you ever had a story that you wrote, oh, I dunno, ages ago, with a straight protagonist, that you’ve decided to turn gay? You know, one of those in the back of your filing cabinet that you dusted off and decided to give a fresh new take?
I’ve got a novel I wrote 15 years ago – that I’m considering overhauling – including making the primary relationship a gay romance instead of a man and a woman.
I’m a bit conflicted about it for two reasons:
1) I like my characters. I tend to kinda fall in love with the folks I write, and changing the main female lead would make her a wholly different person.
2) Do I wanna be only a gay author? It’s funny, but you never hear this from straight folks. Nevertheless, do I want all of my Sci Fi to be explicitly gay oriented, as opposed to having a mix of characters, some of whom are gay?
I’m not ready to jump into this project just yet, so I have some time.
What do y’all think?